October 29, 2020
Te Tiriti promises critical for human rights
The Human Rights Commission is urging the new Government to keep its human rights and Te Tiriti promises.
Chief Commissioner Paul Hunt said successive governments have made these promises over many years and it’s time to deliver.
The call to action features 39 issues from all four Human Rights Commissioners, including a decent and affordable home, the minimum wage to become the living wage, more employment opportunities for disabled people, a national action plan against racism, public officials to take account of the human rights promises made by successive governments, and advancing the growing partnership between the Crown and hapū and iwi.
Mr Hunt said human rights belong to everyone and are based on fairness, respect, equality, freedom, wellbeing, whanaungatanga, kaitiakitanga, community and responsibility.
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